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What to Expect

We'll be with you every step of the way.

 

It takes effort to commit to lifestyle changes that lead to healthy, sustainable weight loss. When you’re ready, we’ll help improve your quality of life through weight loss, including:

 

• Reducing back and joint pain from carrying excess weight
• Lowering your risk for diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers
• Feeling and looking healthier

 

Dedicated Care Team

 

The Lutheran Weight Loss Center is led by board-certified surgeon, Katy Irani, MD. Our team of bariatric specialists also includes a program coordinator, a dedicated registered dietitian, a psychologist and more. We’ll create a personalized plan that caters to your needs and promotes a positive lifestyle change.

 

Minimally Invasive Techniques

 

Dr. Irani specializes in minimally invasive weight loss procedures. Her technique allows for greater precision and smaller incisions which may lead to a quicker recovery time and less pain for you.

 

Support Throughout Your Journey

 

Weight loss surgery is the tool that helps you commit to a lifetime of wellness. We offer extensive education before and after surgery. We also provide nutritional counseling and lifetime support to help ensure success.

 

 

To request an appointment, call 303-403-3030

Surgical & Non-Surgical Treatments

Surgical Weight Loss Treatment Options

 

Are you looking for the latest surgical treatment options for weight loss surgery? Look no further. Lutheran Weight Loss Center delivers you the latest technology combined with physician expertise and a warm and welcoming team.

 

Bariatric Surgery

 

If exercise and diet aren’t enough for sustained weight loss, you may be eligible for bariatric surgery.

What is bariatric surgery?

Bariatric surgery involves techniques that reduce the amount of food the stomach can hold. In turn, the body absorbs fewer calories and nutrients, resulting in weight loss.

 

Types of Bariatric Surgery Offered

Roux en Y Gastric Bypass

Restricts food intake and decreases how food is absorbed by creating a small stomach pouch and bypassing the flow of food around the rest of the stomach to the small intestine.

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Decreases stomach size and movement to restrict food intake. This procedure also is called gastric sleeve, vertical gastrectomy or gastric reduction.

Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding

Reduces food intake by placing a band around the top of the stomach, then tightening and loosening the stomach opening as needed.

Revisional Procedures

There are occasions when people have either had the wrong type of surgery for them or have not had optimal outcome from their surgery. We will evaluate, council and offer personalized revision procedures. These procedures include:

 

• Revision/removal of gastric banding
• Revision of gastric bypass
• Conversion of gastric band to bypass, or sleeve
• Sleeve to bypass

 

Non-Surgical Weight Loss Treatments

 

Losing weight starts with making important lifestyle choices about nutrition and exercise. If you’re ready to lose weight and keep it off for good, but you don’t want to have surgery, we can customize a weight loss program to help you meet your goals.

 

Lifestyle Changes

 

Long-term weight loss is not a diet with a beginning and an end. It’s a lifelong commitment that must go hand in hand with lifestyle changes. Our programs focus on eating in a healthy manner that promotes weight loss and long-term weight maintenance.

 

ReShape.™ The Non-Surgical Weight Loss Procedure.

 

The ReShape procedure is a new, FDA approved, non-surgical approach to weight loss that is proven to help people achieve and maintain significant weight loss. The ReShape Procedure was specifically designed for patients with a lower BMI (between 30–40). In a recent study, patients lost more than twice as much weight with ReShape than with diet and exercise alone. Most ReShape patients keep the weight off or continue to lose, even after the balloons are removed.

 

Reshape is designed for people who meet the following requirements:

• BMI between 30-40 with a co-morbidity* - (Use our BMI Calculator in the footer to see if you qualify.)
• No previous weight loss surgery
• Willingness to make changes to support a healthy lifestyle

 

With ReShape, two connected balloons filled with saline (salt water) are placed temporarily inside your stomach in an outpatient medical setting. The procedure lasts about 20 minutes while you are comfortably sedated under light anesthesia. The balloons remain in the stomach for six months, helping you lose weight and encourage healthy eating habits by taking up room in your stomach. You can still eat the healthy foods you enjoy, but the balloons act as built-in portion control, helping you feel full and less hungry.

 

The balloons are a weight loss jump-start, and are only part of the procedure. You also receive a full year of personalized coaching to support your success and help you make the changes that will encourage a lifetime of healthy living. ReShape combines the portion-controlling benefits of the balloons with comprehensive coaching to change your eating habits, enhance your physical fitness, and help you adopt a healthy lifestyle that supports long-term success.

 

ReShape may be a good weight loss option for people who do not want or do not qualify for surgery. At this time, ReShape is not currently covered by medical insurance.

 

New Dual Balloon Technology

 

Two connected balloons filled with saline (salt water) are placed inside your stomach for six months to help reduce hunger, so you feel satisfied with smaller portions.

 

One Year of Comprehensive Coaching

 

With guidance from experts to keep you motivated and accountable, plus a full set of online tools and resources, you’ll have one year of support to create permanent lifestyle changes.

 

Proven Weight Loss Without Surgery

 

In a recent study, patients lost more than twice as much weight with ReShape than with diet and exercise alone. And most patients keep the weight off or continue to lose, even after the balloons are removed.

 

To request an appointment, call 303-403-3030

Medical Weight Loss

OPTIFAST®

 

Optifast® is a medically supervised weight loss option provided by Lutheran Weight Loss Center. You will start with the full meal replacement phase, where all of your meals are replaced with Optifast® shakes, bars or soups for approximately 12 weeks. You will then move to the transition phase and learn to integrate regular foods into your meal plan. Finally, you will enter the weight loss maintenance phase.

 

We emphasize long term lifestyle change as opposed to dieting. Your Optifast® program includes individualized counseling and education to assist you with making long term lifestyle changes to enhance your ability to maintain weight loss. During the entire course of your program you have the ability to work with a Registered Dietitian consistently individually or in a group setting. You will also be monitored closely by your Primary Care Physician to ensure healthy weight loss.

 

Optifast® is the science-based program that delivers weight loss for health gains. Optifast® is supported by more than 80 publications and ongoing research. Optifast® has a long-standing legacy in clinical nutrition with more than 40 years of experience in weight loss and claims that:

 

• Optifast® patients who actively participate in a 26-week program typically lose approximately 50 pounds with weight loss-related improvements in blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels1,2.

 

 

To request an appointment, call 303-403-3030

Education & Support

Education

 

If you're considering bariatric surgery, we invite you attend one of our FREE weight loss educational seminars. You'll learn about our many surgical options and a non-surgical weight loss option, "ReShape," meet our medical director, Katy Irani, MD, and get answers to your questions.

 

We want to ensure that anyone regardless of mobility and travel has the ability to get this education. Our seminar is now available online. Please watch the video and call 303-403-3030 to schedule an appointment.

 

 

To request an appointment, call 303-403-3030

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I am passionate about taking care of patients and helping them with their weight loss journey. I pride myself in being open and accessible to my patients for the rest of their lives.

- Dr. Katy Irani, Medical Director